The National Prosecuting Authority has not decided yet if it will appeal the Oscar Pistorius matter.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ sentence and conviction for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp marks the end of his world athletics career, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has said.
The Correctional Services department has declined to comment on a report that Oscar Pistorius wept himself to sleep on his first day in prison.
President Jacob Zuma has not had an interview with British newspaper The Guardian on the Oscar Pistorius trial or any other matter this week, says Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj.
The five years imposed on Oscar Pistorius was significant, because a longer sentence would not have given him a chance of house arrest, says a law expert.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been processed and placed in his cell in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison, says the facility’s area commissioner Zebilon Monama.
Judge Thokozile Masipa says the five-year sentence she handed down to Oscar Pistorius is “just and fair to society and the accused”.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will embrace the five-year prison sentence handed down by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, his uncle Arnold has said.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail on Tuesday (October 21 2014) for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but his lawyer expects the athlete to serve only 10 months of his five-year sentence in prison.
Businessperson Kenny Kunene said outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that his heart went out to Reeva Steenkamp’s family.
The five-year jail sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius signalled a sad day for women in South Africa, the ANC Women’s League has said.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp – a sentence that has divided society.
Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer Barry Roux said he expected the jailed athlete to serve only 10 months of his five-year sentence in prison.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for the culpable homicide killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
There were mixed emotions from Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ supporters this morning, ahead of his sentencing in the North Gauteng High Court.
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Thursday morning. The last day of Mampara Week. Where I come from, that’s the week before payday.
It should be increasingly difficult for South Africa’s top executives to justify their enormous pay packages, given the furore over excessive pay, the country’s high level of unemployment, and the huge disparity between the highest- and lowest-paid employees at companies.